Man pleads guilty over crime spree in County Limerick village

Frank Ryan was formally arraigned at Limerick Circuit Court on Monday

Frank Ryan was formally arraigned at Limerick Circuit Court on Monday

A MAN has pleaded guilty to multiple charges relating to a crime spree in County Limerick more than two years ago.

When formally arraigned at Limerick Circuit Court on Monday, Frank Ryan, aged 24, who has an address at Boherdota, Oola pleaded guilty to a number of charges relating to offences which happened at a number of locations in the village during the early hours of January 27, 2016.

The charges include burglary, theft and criminal damage.

Previously, Limerick District Court was told a number of parked cars, a truck and several private houses were broken into on the date of the offences.

A variety of property was stolen including sunglasses, items of clothing, two mountain bikes, tools, cash and a wallet containing various bank cards.

 A set of golf clubs was also taken from a shed at the rear of one of the houses which was broken into.

After Ryan pleaded guilty to eight charges, the matter was adjourned to May 15, next for sentencing.

Judge Tom O’Donnell directed that a Probation Report be prepared in relation to the defendant before the next court date.

Lily Buckley BL, instructed by state solicitor Aidan Judge, did not oppose the application for an adjournment. It is expected a number of other charges will be withdrawn by the State following the conclusion of the sentencing process.

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